Our Mission

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We’re on a mission to cultivate diverse and inclusive workplaces that allow people from all backgrounds to grow and succeed in a safe and equitable environment. 

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OUR TEAM

Cascade Careers is a family founded and owned business based in sunny Sacramento, California. We proudly service clients from coast to coast with a professionalism, care,

and attention. 

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Lynnette Slaughter, Founder & CEO

Lynnette Slaughter is the founder and CEO of Cascade Career & HR Development. She has over 18 years of experience in human resources and organizational development. Lynnette worked as an administrative manager at the University of California for 7 years overseeing large community and graduate medical education programs. There, she led recruitment, strategic planning, budgeting, and training initiatives. In her early career, she worked in the social services and private sectors as an operations director and management consultant. 

Lynnette is also a career coach with expertise in resume writing, interview preparation, and job search training. 

Lynnette is driven by a desire to see people reach their highest potential. She is passionate about social justice issues, particularly those that impact Black people and other marginalized groups. Her goal is to help others build successful careers while fighting for equity and justice in all aspects of life.

Lynnette holds a Master’s in Business Management, and Human Resources Management from Azusa Pacific University.

Ray Slaughter,
Director of Business Development

Ray Slaughter is a safety professional who believes that when people go home safely, he has fulfilled his obligation. He is skilled at strengthening internal safety culture and safety behaviors, which allows him to address ever-changing regulations and shrinking budgets. Ray is pro-active in his approach to safety, and he is always looking for new ways to engage the work force.

 

Ray has a passion for the principles of leadership that he has developed over the course of 15 years. He bases this passion on his commitment to personal purpose, which has come from his vast array of work and life experiences. This experience has given him a unique perspective on the varying scales of leadership.

 

Ray is a highly sought-after Team Leader and Team Player. He enjoys rising to the challenge, making a difference and adding value to his co-workers, business partners and ultimately our customers. Ray has a proven track record in delivering tangible results under pressure and takes great satisfaction from seeing everyone around him succeed.

Mekkah Nycole,

Director of Innovation & Communication

A highly sought-after Team Leader and Team Player, Mekkah has a passion for rising to the challenge, making a difference, and adding value to her community. She genuinely enjoys using her creativity to inspire and improve the lives of others.

As our Director of Communications & Innovation, Mekkah knows how important it is to learn people in their entirety and to offer understanding, compassion, and tenacity in serving their needs. She brings wit and humor to every situation, while maintaining a professional demeanor. Her intelligence is evident in her ability to provide valuable insight on various subjects, and her passion for people shines through every effort. 

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Corporate Social Responsibility & Impact

Cascade Career & HR Development very proudly donates financial support and volunteer services to charitable, community centered nonprofit organizations and institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as social causes that align with our guiding mission of improving the lives and society that surround us. 

 

Our team is enthusiastic about the work we do, the clients we serve and the talent we recruit. Since 2020, we have placed a diverse variety of talented candidates in leadership positions with mission-driven organizations that center their work on humane causes such as homelessness services and environmental conservation. 

 

We are rooted in the strong desire to help people (particularly those from marginalized communities) find jobs/careers that will value and grow their talents while also intentionally being kind to our local and global communities. 

 

Professional Memberships

We are proud members of the following organizations: International Association of Professional Career Coaches & Human Resources Consultants, Society for Human Resources, and the California Black Chamber of Commerce. 

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